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Fake food and alcohol seizures at EU borders jump

Fake food and alcohol seizures at EU borders jump

Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border in 2016 with a value of more than €670m. 13% of that were foodstuffs.

Foodstuff and alcoholic beverages were among the categories with the highest increases (>50%) compared to 2015. 80% of all fake goods were from China which was the country with the highest source of fake foodstuffs (94.16%).

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Submitted by Verda Fazlic – Fera FoodIntegrity web correspondent